HowTo install Xfce into home directory
benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Mon Apr 24 13:51:47 CEST 2006
Peeter Vois wrote:
> I was trying to install Xfce into home directory in order to check
> quality of translation and not to disturb others who are using Xfce 4.2.
> I used the oscillation binary package. It was proposing me nicely to
> install Xfce into /home/myname/local. The installation was successful,
> though it was needed to modify the ~/.Xclients file to execute the
> /home/myname/local/bin/startxfce4 script. I also modified the PATH
> system variable.
> New Xfce started succesfully. But looks like it does not search themes
> and icons from subdirectories of /home/myname/local but still looks at
> /usr subdirectories. For example thunar is not able to show folder
> icons, configuration-manager is not able to show icons for some new
> configuration items and so on. Also there were problems with adding
> items into panel, the panel got idle and no menu with items appeared.
You can link the themes to ~/.themes to make them available to GTK.
There's also a GTK environment variable for theme paths, but I do not
remember it right now.
> I have found no HowTo on Xfce wiki or related pages.
Feel free to create a howto. ;-)
> Best Regards,
> Peeter Vois
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